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Beijing man sues Yao Ming over fish oil pill

| May 15th, 2014
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image courtesy of china.org.cn

A Beijing man is suing Yao Ming for endorsing an apparently misleading health food product, according to china.org.cn.

Feng Changshun is seeking 500RMB from a Beijing retail chain for allegedly exaggerated the benefits of By-Health fish oil capsules, and requested $0.01RMB from spokesperson Yao Ming for his involvement. Beijing’s Xicheng district court will hear the case.

“(The lawsuit) is symbolic. I want (Yao Ming) to admit to infringements of my rights,” he said.

Feng is suing [...]Read more…

Guangdong factory waste dyes river red, blue

| May 13th, 2014
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Waste from a Guangdong factory dyed a waterway magenta and blue on the afternoon of May 12, according to Guangzhou Daily.

A Huizou printing plant apparently illegally discharged its rubbish into the small waterway about 12 p.m. that Tuesday. Dyed red near the factory and blue upstream, residents noticed the bizarre colors immediately, and sent pictures to Yuanzhou county officials and posted them online.

Shocked, government workers and Boluo Eco-environmental protection agency staff rushed to the scene, and [...]Read more…

Anhui woman finds condom in fish stew, manager swallows condom

| May 13th, 2014
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image courtesy of hefei news

A Anhui restaurant manager swallowed a condom after arguing with a customer over whether or not she deliberately put the contraceptive in her food, according to Hefei News.

Leung (no first name available) and two female companions went to a fish restaurant in Hefei’s government district on the evening of May 9. The three women apparently got in a dispute with the store staff, but decided to eat at the restaurant anyway- they ordered a single, [...]Read more…

Hong Kong activists’ vote slammed as unrepresentative by fellow pan-democrats

| May 12th, 2014
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Critics say the Hong Kong pan-democratic activist group Occupy Central is excluding moderates from their movement and that the vote they are holding on June 22 will be unrepresentative of Hong Kong.

Occupy Central’s “Universal Voting Day” is supposed to produce a winning set of electoral procedures for the group to endorse for the 2017 elections. They will then call on the government to adopt that set of procedures–or a similar one–in order to ensure a free and fair vote for [...]Read more…

Brave gang of Suzhou pigs stage mass break out of flipped truck

| May 11th, 2014
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An intrepid gang of pigs punched through the roof of an overturned semi-trailer truck on May 11, according to People’s Daily.

The Sujiahang Suzhou company truck was apparently traveling too fast around a left bend, flipped over and smashed through a highway barrier rail about 12 p.m. on May 11. Approximately 70 pigs were being transported from Jiangyan to a Shanghai wholesale market inside the truck, and were left trapped inside the vehicle’s back carriage.

Proving [...]Read more…

Jiangsu man pulled over for driving while attached to medical drip

| May 11th, 2014
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Police pulled over a Jiangsu man for driving while attached to an intravenous drip on April 30, according to CCTV news.

Gang Fang was apparently traveling on a highway in Jiangsu province—located in east China—with a bag of fluid sticking from his sunroof, and a tube leading to his arm that Wednesday afternoon.

Gang told police that earlier that day he visited a hospital due to stress. Doctors told him to lie down, and take time [...]Read more…

Hebei founds “General-Secretary-Xi-Jinping-Spirit-of-Series-of-Important-Speeches Research Center”

| May 9th, 2014
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image courtesy of the daily mail

The Hebei Propaganda Department cut the ribbon on its “General-Secretary-Xi-Jinping-Spirit-of-Series-of-Important-Speeches Research Center” on April 30, according to Hebei News Network.

Site publicity and propaganda minister stressed the need for students to study and research Xi’s speeches in order to understand his specific brand of Chinese socialism, and for local and national decision-makers to visit the center in order to refine their service to the nation. The institute was established at the Hebei Academy of Social [...]Read more…

Snooker World Championship, Chinese open winner Ding Junhui already out

| May 9th, 2014
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[Ding Junhui at Snooker German Masters]

The city of Sheffield in England is famous for its steelworks and trams, but is also the setting for the World Championship of snooker which is currently in full flow. The tournament remains the most prestigious ranking event in snooker, with many of the top players showing their skills and repertoire at the table in the hope of going all the way to the final to win huge prize money, and gain valuable ranking points [...]Read more…

Wuhan bus smashes into railway bridge

| May 8th, 2014
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Three were injured after a double-decker bus smashed into a Wuhan bridge on April 27.

The bus was traveling the wrong way on Wuhan Changqing Road, couldn’t detour and smashed into He Zhujiadun Railway Bridge about 12 p.m. that Sunday, according to news21.cn.com.

More than half of the bus’ roof was sliced in half, and steel beams on the sides of the bridge were also damaged. Two passengers were seriously injured by shattered glass, and one suffered minor [...]Read more…

Shanxi police chief has 8 false identities, 7 fake names

| May 1st, 2014
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image courtesy of globaltimes.com

A Shanxi police chief was dismissed for allegedly using multiple identities to amass a fortune in illegal money transfers, according to Beijing Times.

During his Fan Hongwei’s time as police chief of Changzhi, he apparently forced staff to fabricate eight false identity cards for him, and amassed huge wealth by illegally transferring money to his seven fake names.

The 53-year-old’s ID cards and information were deleted after each use, but his seven different names—including: Fan [...]Read more…

Chengdu man peeing on side of road uncovers ancient treasure

| April 30th, 2014
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image courtesy of Chengdu Daily News

A Chengdu man peeing on the side of the highway discovered three ancient statues on April 24, according to Chengdu Daily News.

Xiao Xu was traveling southeast from work on a highway near the Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital—located in Chengdu in southwest China—about 6 p.m., when the 20-year-old couldn’t hold it any longer.

He pulled onto the side of the highway, got out of his car and started peeing. Once he was done, Xiao noticed a [...]Read more…

Three farmers in Henan prosecuted for establishing their own government

| April 28th, 2014
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image courtesy of chinatechnews.com

Three farmers with only primary school educations were arrested for establishing “New Dengzhou People’s Government,” a makeshift-governing agency located in Henan province on April 21.

Nicknamed the “Zhang Trio,” Zhang Xin, Maxiang Lan and Wang (no first name available) established “New Dengzhou People’s Government” in September 2013, after the old “Dengzhou People’s Government” withdrew from legitimacy that same month, according to news.dahe.cn.

The government printed their own seal, formed nine ministries and commissions, issued legal documents and recruited [...]Read more…

China auto sales steadily rising

| April 28th, 2014
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Vehicle sales in China may increase by 10 percent this year. General Motors, the second-largest automaker in China, is planning to launch 19 new vehicles, as the company looks to use profit from North America to offset costs overseas.

China had a strong 2013 with growth in automobile sales. Despite an economic decline, people continued to buy more cars. The consumption of steel also went up. Since steel is one of the most critical contributions for automobile manufacturing, demand for [...]Read more…

Hunan man spends seven days turning torso into epic Song Dynasty tattoo

| April 25th, 2014
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image courtesy of People’s Daily

A Hunan man lay motionless for 55-hours while a Song Dynasty scroll was tattooed into his flesh.

“Riverside Scene at QingMing Festival,” measuring 50 cm high and 38 cm wide, spans the entire length of Yang Zhenwei’s torso, and took seven days to complete, according to People’s Daily.

Designing the tattoo was the hardest part, said tattooist Ah Wei (pseudonym). That, and the 11-hour days.

Dated to the northern Song Dynasty, the original painting is an incredibly colorful, [...]Read more…